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This is a discussion on Changing oil at 1K and using regular oil to help the rings seat…. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by mangostick and this is all absolutely correct for a fresh virgin engine.. But our engines have already ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    and this is all absolutely correct for a fresh virgin engine.. But our engines have already had the initial run in haven't they?
    Obviously at 1K it's too late for the OP but it was just to illustrate that it is a common practice. Also Amsoil,Royal Purple,Joe Gibbs Racing and a few other companies make an actual "break in" oil. I'm pretty sure Subaru does not break in the motor at the factory.

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    The rings should seat in the first 50 miles.. so at 1k I would say it's a non issue.

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    Contacted SOA and they do not recommend conventional oil for the 2011 WRX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wapam View Post
    Contacted SOA and they do not recommend conventional oil for the 2011 WRX.
    SOC (Canada) don't care what you use as long as it meets the specs in the Owner's Manual and I'm pretty sure that it's the same engine that the US gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardiner View Post
    SOC (Canada) don't care what you use as long as it meets the specs in the Owner's Manual and I'm pretty sure that it's the same engine that the US gets.
    Maybe so, but SOA is the one that will honor the warranty in the states, so I would adhere to that recommendation.
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